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Noun: grits  grits
  1. Coarsely ground hulled corn boiled as a breakfast dish in the southern United States
    - hominy grits [N. Amer]
Noun: grit  grit
  1. Grains of rock or sand
  2. A hard coarse-grained siliceous sandstone
    - gritrock, gritstone
  3. Fortitude and determination
    "he didn't have the grit to try it";
    - backbone, guts, moxie [N. Amer], sand, gumption, cojones [N. Amer]
Verb: grit (gritted,gritting)  grit
  1. Cover with a grit
    "grit roads"
  2. Clench together
    "grit one's teeth"

Type of: clench, coat, fortitude, hot cereal, sandstone, surface

Encyclopedia: Grits

Grit, Virginia